Udupi: Anti Corruption Bureau is like Fox managing a poultry farm said anti-corruption and environment activist S R Hiremath. He was speaking during an interaction programme organized by the Press Club, here on April 4.
The Anti Corruption Bureau itself is an illegal entity, it is a deliberate attempt to ruin Lokayuktha. There are pending cases in Lokayukta on Power Minister D K Shivkumar, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Dinesh Gundurao, Santosh Lad, Dr HD Ramesh and many other politicians. When these cases were filed in Lokayukta, the Lokayukta police registered the case. The Central Empowered Committee on the orders of Supreme Court of India was asked to submit a report on the cases to SC, the delay in filing the report can be witnessed. The chief minister is defending the indefensible. In the rally leading to Bellary, Congress leaders questioned BJP leaders but today their moves are to be questioned.
The government will transfer the cases to ACB for further investigation and at a later stage will drop the cases. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who travelled to Bellary on Padayathra referring the cases of corruption filed in Lokayukta against BJP leaders should now answer on his stand on the formation of Anti Corruption Bureau. The opposition parties should also declare their stand on ACB, BJP is trying to make gains by shouting inside the assembly and then by remaining silent outside the assembly, he added.
The Central Government should not interfere in the functioning of Universities. Many should learn from Kanhaiya Kumar. For just having ideological differences one should not be targeted.
Press Club Convenor Chetan Padubidri, Secretary of Udupi District Working Journalists Association Rajesh Shetty and others were present.